Prince: ‘The Internet Machines Are Putting Numbers in Our Brain Parts’

July 6th, 2010 // 67 Comments

With Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rants crossing that fine line between adorable and terroristic threats, it’s nice to see there’s “artists” like Prince who still dabble in the kind of crazy that more closely resembles your grandfather’s dementia. Via Amy Grindhouse:

[Prince] explains that he decided [his new] album will be released in CD format only in the Mirror. There’ll be no downloads anywhere in the world because of his ongoing battles against internet abuses. Unlike most other rock stars, he has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and has even closed down his own official website. He says “The internet’s completely over. I don’t see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won’t pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it. The internet’s like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.

I just have one thing to say to Prince:

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Photos: Getty


  1. Que

    Que loco.

  2. Huh

    “With Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rants crossing that fine line between adorable and terroristic threats”

    I don’t see how hating an ethnic group makes one a terrorist. A racist yes. Interesting (like a Freudian slip).

    Princess is lives in it’s own little mental world.

    • Drew

      Lighten the fuck up.

    • Frank Rizzo

      Intelligence Fail.

    • Rush

      Yeah, this ain’t the Huffington Post. Your socio-political commentary was unwarranted. Now say you’re sorry.

    • Smart

      A. No one said hating an ethnic group makes one a terrorist.
      B. It’s definitely not a Freudian slip. You clearly don’t understand that term.
      C. “Princess is lives in it’s own little mental world.” That is the grammar of a slow-learning first grader. You’re not allowed to talk about intelligence.

      • Huh

        Yeah I made a type now go fix your sensitive giant nose. You losers have every right to be so defensive as guilty as you are for all the hate crimes you commit daily.
        You know what I mean too you freaks.

      • Huh

        Wrong! He was referring to one subject in his sentence. Don’t write in what you can’t read, stupid. Subject/predicate.

      • Anon

        I’m not gonna back up any one side here… Just stating that depending on the mental status of Fish, the mention of terrorism *could* be a Freudian slip. For example, imagine that Fish is actually harboring terrorist sentiments, and that to cover it up he always makes jokes about other people being terrorists. Then he goes too far and starts labeling anyone who is racist as a terrorist — that would be a Freudian slip, because it would show his secret obsession with terrorism and make people think maybe he’s casting the blame in order to avert people from his own culpability.

        I am really sorry; I will shut up now. Let’s, uh… see some tits??

    • Shammalamma dingdong

      Noone is “intelligently countering” your comment, cause you started with an annoying as hell semantic deconstruction, then ended with a sentence like “Princess is lives in it’s own little mental world.”. wtf?

      Check your prescription, then brush up on your english.

    • Jon Hex

      He said “terroristic” because Mel threatened to burn down her(their?) house.

    • Hayden

      I thought he was doing an impersonation of Gollum. “What has it got in it’s pockets” that sort of thing.

  3. Major Pain

    0l\/l9 lyl

  4. havoc

    Soon they’ll be installing a microchip in your hand that makes you act like a Little Richard/ James Brown/ Jim Hendrix wanna be……in size 2 heels.


  5. Chemist

    If this guy thinks he’s popular enough to bypass the digital world, he’s going to end up sipping frappes with Bigfoot (see previous superficial post) wondering what happened to 1999.

  6. M

    Ahh he’s so cute. I just want to fold him up and put him in my pocket.

  7. Commented on this photo:

    Love Prince, but he is batshit crazy. That Warner Bro’s issue in the 90′s really effed him up.

  8. marge

    i thought the purpose of the internet was to fill our heads with pr0n, not math.

  9. Muse

    People can talk shit about Prince, but I highly respect the man. Other artist kiss ass, to please the public & whore themselves out like a walking advirtisement. Don’t give me, wrong- that is the main part of doing their JOB- is to put themselves out there, but Prince has the guts to expose his true feelings & OPINIONS. It might sound strange some, but give him credit for sharing his TRUE point of view. I rarely see that in artist these days- but then again, who is a TRUE artist? There are so many in disguise, where its hard to find the real ones.

    • truth


    • Third ! The losers on this forum will never amount to anything because they don’t have the balls to go after anything in life like the celebs they bash. That is why the celebs have the money and the losers are left with nothing but an insignificant viewpoint that serves no purpose but to numb their own minds into thinking they will not leave this earth one day without anyone not forgetting who they were and everything they ever did (like sit on the computer all day and whack off).

      • jakes


        both of you ARE WRONG

        Celebrities have money and fame because they have a talent, a talent for singing, acting, JUST because people here dont have a talent doesnt mean they are losers and celebrities should be worshipped, IF you dont have a talent then you study, you become a Lawyer a Doctor an Engineer,
        Also Just because Celebrities are famous DOES NOT mean that They had the balls to go after what they wanted NO, IS because they had CONNECTIONS! How many inspiring actors actresses or musicians you see being waiters or playing small clubs, or in the street, MANY WAY TOO MANY
        and how many Talentless hacks pieces of Sht (Like Kim Kardashian) are famous, because of the connections?, WAY TOO MANY, is Tila Tequila a Good artist? Fck no!! but she probably blew someone to get where she got

    • I see your “wrong” and I raise you a “you’re wrong”. Prince’s story is very unlike Kardashian’s story who I will agree with you on BUT at the same time they still have what people on here envy and THAT I believe is the motivation behind the bashing and hatred. Tell me one loser on here that wouldn’t trade places with her (realistically). Prince came from nothing and was discovered as any true musician is/was so he can’t be classified anywhere near the hacks you talk about.

      • truth

        yeah jakes we are talking about Prince you douche nugget. what the hell are you even going on about? the Kardashians have nothing to do with this. the man changed his name to a symbol to fuck over a record company. he’s more legit than most punk rock bands, to be honest. he’s more legit than technology.

        throw away your iPads. Prince is our God now.

      • Hayden

        Oh that is HORRID! I would never trade places with Prince. His music is just nasty and he is so ugly and affected. Ewwwww no way!!!

      • industry kid

        Prince is a musical genius. Hands down, he is one of the greatest songwriters and performers of the 20th century and today.
        The 20ten album is being released in Europe, just not in the states. It makes perfect sense for Prince to not want his music on the internet. Music piracy is killing the industry and making it so new, interesting artists don’t have much of a chance. Whoever illegally downloads music should give themselves a big pat on the back for ke$ha. if you hate the music that’s out there, you need to make sure to only buy physical copies only at independent record stores.

  10. Tighty

    Prince wants to protect his music, his product, the means by which he makes a living, from those who would potentially make it widely available without properly compensating the owner of said music.

    He’s trying to keep his music from being pirated.

    Uh huh, shame on him.

  11. stevebeagle

    AHH 1 the artist formerly known as relevant, has piped up, just in time to reassure us that having too many asswipes hanging around and saying “yes your right, it’s a wonderful idea” for every brain fart you put words to really is not a good thing.

    shut the fuck up & sing

  12. Richard McBeef

    thou shalt not insult the purple one

  13. ipad case

    i still have full respect for him no matter what , he has done a lot of goods~

  14. Gene

    Good God the drugs that effeminate dude must have access to.

  15. mr. monkeybottoms

    Attention, everybody! The internet is officially over!

    Well, I guess I won’t be needing THIS anymore…
    *tosses Macbook out window*

  16. tard

    CD’s are just ones and zero’s and numbers. If he was truly concerned he would release a vinyl record. This is just garbage to make some money.

  17. Deacon Jones' Liver

    skdksad dsd and thejt akl thrt# dudkkeing oit a>?

  18. jojo

    Prince sounds like he is a a little bit(ter) torrent.

  19. Mr. Obvious

    Still trying to stay relevant. I don’t know anyone that’s bought a Prince anything (CD, concert, etc.) or even watch a Prince video since the ’90s.

  20. Erin Beattie

    Literally yesterday I tried to buy a Prince Greatest Hits album on iTunes, but I couldn’t find it… so I downloaded it for free…

  21. cmyk

    You got trolled. Without paying you one red cent, you’ve let us all know that the purple one has a new album coming out. He’s not spending any money on web advertising…but he’s getting a shitload of it today.

    Smart Prince is smart.

  22. spencerc6

    BEEP BOOP BEEP BEEP BOOP. BEEP. (In Cleveland’s voice)

  23. ZigZagZoey

    Bwahahaha! He’s just pissed off because all those digital gadgets told him to change his name to a damn symbol years ago, and EVERYBODY LAUGHED!

  24. The guy is right. If I was an artist with as deep as a fan base as he has, I wouldn’t send it out on the net either. Problem is that they can rip his CD and pirate it all over the place though.

    He’s a billionaire with countless awards and you dumb ass losers sit in front of a computer screen and voice your tiny little opinions that not a single person cares about.. He pisses on you, believe me.

  25. nudele

    i havent read through the comments, so has anyone called him a fag yet? it would be so internet to call him a fag.

  26. radio_babylon


  27. Basketca

    Prince, dear, ANYTHING, if given a bad use, becomes bad. ANYTHING, using it responsably, can be beneficial.

    Trying to stop technological advances is a mistake. If you know how to use it, the Internet can de really helpful. You have your right not to use it, of course, but nowadays, not being on iTunes is, basically, not being in the music industry. Less and less people buy CDs everyday. At least you have concerts, but a web page saying the date of concerts, where tu buy tickets and stuff like that is not bad and helps.

  28. Mike Walker


    • radio_babylon


  29. Naked Chicks Rule

    He left out the “series of tubes” line. What a poser.

  30. M

    Yeah Prince sounds bat-shit but why did I enjoy my music on worn-out, played-to-death cassettes in the 80s way more than anything I download off the net? :(

  31. sva1994

    Nice to see someone is still providing material for Dave Chappelle skits.

  32. sully

    any1 who listens to what any so-called ‘celebrity’ sez is a fucking moron. Live your own lives, people!

  33. captain america

    his ANUS is a VAGINA too.

  34. Nancy

    I’m glad the internet is bypassing intelligent people with its dastardly number scheme and going straight to Prince’s drug, sex-addled and tiny little mind.

  35. Kay

    4 8 15 16 23 42

    there ya go artist formerly known as Prince. Or is he actually back to Prince yet? Or just that non-pronouncable sign ^^

  36. Kaz

    He look a like rihanna

  37. Kaz

    Ugly crap

  38. Slig

    Yeah like rihanna hahahaha

  39. Mr. Ridiculous

    What a f*****g idiot!

  40. James

    hahaha what an ignorant motherfucker. People will download it, weather he puts it on iTunes or not. And so he decided that he will not take money for it, it just shows how stupid the guy really is.

  41. Joe

    Congratulations Prince, you have just motivated every internet pirate on earth to rip your CD’s and spread them all over the internets… for free!! You can sit on the floor counting your last pennies while your music collects dust in the bargain bin at Sam Goody’s. Bitch.

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